Departments and Programs

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Academic programs


Girl painting

Studio and history classes are combined to offer students a diverse study of art with concentrations in education, ceramics, digital, photography and more.


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Students can learn fundamentals and theory of music while practicing alongside world-renowned artists in instrumental, band, jazz, symphony and choral ensembles.

Theatre & Dance

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Perform a variety of dance styles from ballet to jazz or study the culture of human emotion and intellect while getting a taste for acting or stage production.

Other programs & events

The School of the Arts offers exciting shows, performances and concerts through a variety of festivals and series. Take a look and find some that speak to you.

University Galleries

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University Galleries supports on-campus visitors as well as members of the community. Exhibitions rotate frequently and admission is free.


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Learn about the Department of Theatre is performing.

Reno Jazz Festival

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The best in jazz concerts, competitions and clinics.

Performing Arts Series

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A diverse and scintillating blend of the arts.

Lake Tahoe Music Camp

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Lake Tahoe Music Camp is a weeklong camp for band students who have completed grades 7 to 12.

Black Rock Press

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The Black Rock Press preserves the history and traditions of the art of the book.